In Wendy Walker’s new novel DON’T LOOK FOR ME, the greatest risk isn’t running away.
It’s running out of time.
They called it a “walk away.” The car abandoned miles from home. The note found at a nearby hotel. The shattered family. It happens all the time. Women disappear, desperate to start over. But what really happened to Molly Clarke?
When a new lead comes in two weeks after the search has ended, Molly’s daughter, Nicole, begins to wonder. In spite of their strained relationship and the tragedy that rocked their world, nothing about her mother’s disappearance makes sense.
Against her father’s wishes, Nicole returns to the small, desolate town where her mother was last seen, determined to find the truth. The locals are sympathetic and eager to help. The innkeeper. The bartender. Even the police. Until secrets begin to reveal themselves. When Nicole learns about another woman who vanished from town, then discovers a small hole cut into a fence guarding a mysterious, secluded property, she comes closer to the truth about that night—and the danger surrounding her.
The night Molly disappeared began with a storm, running out of gas, and a man in a truck offering her a ride to town. With him is a little girl who reminds her of the daughter she lost years ago. It feels like a sign. It feels safe. And Molly is overcome with the desire to be home, with her family—no matter how broken it is. She accepts the ride. But when the doors lock shut, Molly begins to suspect she has made a terrible mistake.
PRAISE AND RECOGNITION:
One of “Must-Read Fall Fiction & Non-fiction to Escape the Chaos of 2020”―Newsweek
One of “10 Twisty New Thrillers & Mysteries to Read This September”―PopSugar
One of “15 Mystery & Thriller Audiobooks That’ll Send Chills Down Your Spine”―PopSugar
One of “12 Must-Read Mysteries & Thrillers Coming This Fall”―Amazon Book Review
“[A] twisty, hair-raising tale.”―Newsweek
“[A] fast-paced, twisty psychological drama.” ―GMA.com
“Wendy Walker’s specialty is taking ordinary, suburban families and putting them in ‘what-would-you-do’ high-stakes situations, and then ratcheting the suspense up to 11.”―Amazon Book Review
“Distinctive, well-developed characters complement the skillfully paced plot. This moving look at the bond between a mother and her children reinforces Walker’s place at the top of the genre.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Wendy Walker’s novels are addictive. Like, controlled-substance addictive. And Don’t Look for Me, a thriller as intense and relentless as the metallic rain slashing across its jacket, ranks (as of this writing, at least) as Walker’s reigning champ: a book that blood-samples her earlier work ― the poignant drama of All Is Not Forgotten, the ambition of Emma in the Night, the narrative daring of The Night Before ― and swirls them into a bold new mixture, both potent and complex. “―A.J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
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